I needed a new baseball hat to keep the sun out of my eyes but I wanted one that had graphics which supported transgender people because as an ally and parent of a trans child I wanted to proudly wear that support and not advertise a sports team.
What I found was this fantastic website http://point5cc.com/
Not only do they have a ton of hats, but there's also a wide selection of shirts and pants as well. The graphics on them are not obvious to the public so they would be considered "stealth" or "non outing" attire.
This trans clothing company is the brainchild of Aydian Dowling. Aydian is a trans man (also the artist of all the clothing graphics) who gained fame while being featured on the Emmy nominated project "It Gets Better" on MTV. He was the runner up in a public contest by Men's Health Magazine for Ultimate Man, which even though he didn't win he still made history.
Aydian came up with the idea of this clothing line as a fundraising event for his own breast removal surgery ( top surgery). The name .5cc is taken after the amount of testosterone he was taking at the time he started the campaign in 2011.He then decided that to "pay it forward" he would expand the product line and donate 20% of the proceeds to other trans people needing surgery they can't afford.
He also has a binder donation project and hoping to start a breast form donation project, but in the meantime you can purchase breast forms through the following sites:
Today, as I was shopping I also bought a shirt from .5cc as a gift for a trans man in my life. Yesterday he had top surgery and I wanted to show him some love and support as well as supporting others in the trans community.
NEXT SANTA CRUZ MEETING:
Upcoming Local TransFamilies Meetings for Parents and Caregivers:
TransFamilies of Santa Cruz
Saturday August 3rd, 3-5 pm
The Education Room of Calvary Episcopal Church
532 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA
Calvary Episcopal Church is an affirming church that welcomes people of all genders. TransFamilies does not have an affiliation with the church, beyond renting space for our meetings.
TransFamilies of Watsonville PV
Saturday, July 20th 3:00-5:00 pm
46A Brennan St, Watsonville, CA
If you have questions or concerns that need immediate attention before the next meeting,
call Heidi at 831-251-7749 or email: TransFamiliesofSantaCruz@gmail.com.